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ThinkPad DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive (SATA) - Overview

DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim Drive - SATA (43N3212)

Features and specifications

The ThinkPad DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim 9.5mm Drive (Serial ATA) (43N3212):

  • Read CD and DVD data with its speedy data transfer rates of:
    • 24x maximum (CD-ROM, CD-R media)
    • 24x maximum (CD-RW media)
    • 8x maximum (DVD-ROM dual-layer/single-layer media)
    • 6x maximum (DVD-Video media)
  • Play DVD movies, read DVD data, and install software
  • Access speed:
    • DVD: 120 ms
    • CD-ROM: 110 ms
  • Read speed*:
    • 24x maximum using CD media
    • 8x maximum using DVD media
  • Buffer memory: 2 MB
  • Operating shock read: 15G/11 ms
  • Non-operating shock: 100G/11 ms
  • Flat surface black bezel
  • Physical specifications:
    • Approximate height: 9.5 mm (0.374 in)
    • Approximate width: 128 mm (5.04 in)
    • Approximate length: 129 mm (5.08 in)
    • Approximate weight: 198 g (0.40 lb)
*Note: CD and DVD drives list maximum rates; rates are variable and are often less than the maximum possible.



1 year – Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU)


Hardware compatibility
Machine - Models
ThinkPad T400, T400s, T410, T410s
ThinkPad T500
ThinkPad W500
ThinkPad X200, X201, X200s, X201s, X200 Tablet, X201 Tablet via the ThinkPad X200 UltraBase


Media compatibility

To learn what media is compatible with this product, please view Information about CD and DVD media types for more details.

: CD and DVD drive formats are located on the product and should be matched with the description(s) on the Information about CD and DVD media type document.


Software requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Windows Vista


  • ThinkPad DVD-ROM Ultrabay Slim Drive (Serial ATA)
  • Carrying Case
  • User's Guide and Software CD in the following languages: U.S. English, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Slovak, Turkish
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Laser Safety Guide


Agency approvals


Additional product information
Publications - Instruction manuals for your product
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Lenovo Support: Notebook Optical (CD, DVD, Multi-Burner, Blu-ray) Drives - Reference Guide - A list of other DVD, Multi-Burner, Blu-Ray internal or USB-attach external drives.
Personal Systems Reference (PSREF) - Comprehensive information on the features and technical specifications of Lenovo products.

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Legacy Document ID : MIGR-70222
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